Camels in the time of the Bible

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  • Updated: February 22, 2014 - 11:58 PM

20 Times camels are mentioned in the Bible, centuries before they existed. Scholar Noam Mizrahi likened the practice to an account of medieval events that describes “how people in the Middle Ages used semitrailers in order to transport goods.” These anachronisms are evidence that the Bible was written or edited long after the events it narrates. Two archaeologists at Tel Aviv University used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint the earliest known domesticated camels in Israel to the last third of the 10th century B.C., despite biblical accounts of them in the first half of the second millennium B.C. NEW YORK TIMES